Regularity: Regularly occurring
Localities documented in Tropicos sources
United States (North America)
Note: This information is based on publications available through Tropicos and may not represent the entire distribution. Tropicos does not categorize distributions as native or non-native.
Global Range: California endemic. Central and southern California coast, Sonoma to Santa Barbara Counties (Hickman 1993).
Comments: Coastal areas less than 100 meters in elevation (Hickman 1993).
National NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded National Status Rank: N3 - Vulnerable
Dudleya palmeri is a succulent plant known by the common name Palmer's liveforever. This dudleya is endemic to California where it grows along the coastline of San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties southward.
Dudleya palmeri is plant forms a basal rosette of leaves up to 20 centimeters wide and containing up to 25 lance-shaped leaves in shades of pale to bright green, sometimes tinted with pink. It erects a tall, pink to green stem carrying a small, branching inflorescence of up to about 40 flowers. Each flower is yellow to red or pink with pointed petals between one and two centimeters long.
- California coastal sage and chaparral- (subecoregion)